*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                           Basic Cornmeal Biscuit
 
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breakfast
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      cups          Cornmeal -- any color
    1 1/2  cups          Flour
      1/4  teaspoon      Salt
    1      tablespoon    Sugar
    1      pinch         Cayenne pepper
    2      teaspoons     Baking powder
    1      teaspoon      Baking soda
    4      tablespoons   Butter
    1                    Egg -- lightly beaten
    1 1/4  cups          Buttermilk
                         Spray shortening
 
   Preheat oven to 425~.  In a food processor or large bowl,mix
 1 1/2 cups of the cornmeal with the flour, salt, sugar, cayenne pepper,baking
powder and baking soda.  Cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the
whole mixture is the texture of cornmeal. Seperately mix the egg with the
buttermilk,and stir all but 2 tbs.of this liquid into the dry mixture.	Mix
just enough to make a uniformly moistened dough. Dust a clean board with half
the remaining cornmeal,and turn
 the dough out onto the floured surface.Sprinkle the top with
 the remaining cornmeal,and with flowered hands,gently push the dough into a
circle about a 1/2 thick. Cut with a 2 or 3 biscuit cutter,and place
bbiscuits close
 together on a greased cookie sheet.Brush top of the biscuits
 with the reserved buttermilk egg mixture.Bake in the preheated oven until
puffed and brown,about 12 minutes.Cool for a few minutes before serving.Yields
about 1 dozen biscuits.
 
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